121+ Best Eternity Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Eternity is time that never ends or that has no limits. Profoundly inspirational eternity quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Eternity Quotes

If we can say with Seneca, This life is only a prelude to eternity, then we need not worry so much over the fittings and furnishings of this ante-room; and more than that, it will give dignity and purpose to the fleeting days to know they are linked with the eternal things as prelude and preparation. — Minot Judson Savage

Hope is the struggle of the soul, breaking loose from what is perishable, and attesting her eternity. — Herman Melville

Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral law is written on the tablets of eternity. — Lord Acton

If people would but provide for eternity with the same solicitude and real care as they do for this life, they could not fail of heaven. — John Tillotson

Every situation–nay, every moment–is of infinite worth; for it is the representative of a whole eternity. — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Darkness, that here surrounds our purblind understanding, will vanish at the dawning of eternal day. — Robert Boyle

Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity. — Henry Van Dyke

One may say the eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility. — Albert Einstein

A photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity that will never cease looking back at you. — Brigitte Bardot

My dear sister, I hope, when God Almighty in his righteous providence shall take me out of time into eternity, that it will be by a flash of lightning. — James Otis

Photography does not create eternity, as art does; it embalms time, rescuing it simply from its proper corruption. — Andre Bazin

The sum total of all sums total is eternal. — Lucretius

The writer operates at a peculiar crossroads where time and place and eternity somehow meet. His problem is to find that location. — Flannery O’Connor

In the presence of eternity, the mountains are as transient as the clouds. — Robert Green Ingersoll

When the rose and the cross are united the alchemical marriage is complete and the drama ends. Then we wake from history and enter eternity. — Robert Anton Wilson

The truth is that there is only one terminal dignity – love. And the story of a love is not important – what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity. — Helen Hayes

Calendars and clocks exist to measure time, but that signifies little because we all know that an hour can seem as eternity or pass in a flash, according to how we spend it. — Michael Ende

So this is it. Match point for eternity. — Boris Becker

I think the life we are living now is just a blink in the eye of eternity. — Keir Dullea

In eternity there is indeed something true and sublime. But all these times and places and occasions are now and here. God himself culminates in the present moment and will never be more divine in the lapse of the ages. Time is but a stream I go a-fishing in. I drink at it, but when I drink I see the sandy bottom and detect how shallow it is. Its thin current slides away but eternity remains. — Henry David Thoreau

You know what I think? If I am tired now, I don’t mind, because I have eternity to rest. — Andres Segovia

What we do in life ripples in eternity. — Marcus Aurelius

He who binds to himself a joy Does the winged life destroy; But he who kisses the joy as it flies Lives in eternity’s sun rise. — William Blake

A circle is the reflection of eternity. It has no beginning and it has no end – and if you put several circles over each other, then you get a spiral. — Maynard James Keenan

A Catholic is raised with the idea that he will die any minute now and if he doesn’t live his life in a certain way, this death is an introduction to an eternity of pain. — Don DeLillo

Love is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity. — Helen Hayes

It is easier to suppose that the universe has existed for all eternity than to conceive a being beyond its limits capable of creating it. — Percy Bysshe Shelley

Hold infinity in the palm of your hand. — William Blake

Great art is an instant arrested in eternity. — James Huneker

Lives in eternity’s sun rise. — William Blake

Death is nothing else but going home to God, the bond of love will be unbroken for all eternity. — Mother Teresa

Eternity is the now that does not pass away. — Saint Augustine

I will burn, but this is a mere incident. We shall continue our discussion in eternity. — Michael Servetus

For a person who is dying only eternity counts. — Friedrich Durrenmatt

Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end. — Madame de Stael

One definition of eternity is that we are not alone on this planet, that there are those who’ve gone before and those who will come, and that there is a community of spirits. — Rita Dove

The aphorism, the apothegm, in which I am the first among the Germans to be a master, are the forms of “eternity”; it is my ambition to say in ten sentences what everyone else says in a book — what everyone else does not say in a book. — Friedrich Nietzsche

What nature creates has eternity in it. — Isaac Bashevis Singer

When Time is spent, Eternity begins. — Helen Hunt Jackson

Eternity is not something that begins after you are dead. It is going on all the time. — Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Eternal nothingness is fine if you happen to be dressed for it. — Woody Allen

He that will often put eternity and the world before him, and who will dare to look steadfastly at both of them, will find that the more often he contemplates them, the former will grow greater, and the latter less. — Charles Caleb Colton

Listen closely… the eternal hush of silence goes on and on throughout all this, and has been going on, and will go on and on. This is because the world is nothing but a dream and is just thought of and the everlasting eternity pays no attention to it. — Jack Kerouac

To see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wildflower. — William Blake

The experience of eternity right here and now is the function of life. Heaven is not the place to have the experience; here is the place to have the experience. — Joseph Campbell

Brothers, what we do in life……..echoes in eternity. — Russell Crowe

Silence is as deep as eternity, speech a shallow as time. — Thomas Carlyle

With our short sight we affect to take a comprehensive view of eternity. Our horizon is the universe. — Paul Laurence Dunbar

No man can pass into eternity, for he is already in it. — Frederic Farrar

If we consider eternity, into that time never entered; eternity is not an everlasting flux of time, but time is as a short parenthesis in a long period; and eternity had been the same as it is, though time had never been. — John Donne

Everything that has existed, lingers in the Eternity. — Agatha Christie

I saw Eternity the other night Like a great ring of pure and endless light, All calm as it was bright. — Henry Vaughan

To perceive that form reveals the void, and to see that the void reveals form, is the secret for the overcoming of death. To the extent that one is unaware of space, one is unaware of one’s own eternity — it’s the same thing! — Alan Watts

I hate thinking about it, teaching about it, and writing about it. But the plain truth is that hell is real and real people go there for eternity. — Bill Hybels

Mere longevity is a good thing for those who watch Life from the side lines. For those who play the game, an hour may be a year, a single day’s work an achievement for eternity. — Helen Hayes

The simple tableau is so rich with meaning that whether represented on the mantelpiece or in the mind, it seems suspended, complete unto itself, somewhere in eternity. — Lucinda Franks

After an eternity of seeking the sudden threshold of seeing and finding leaves one filled with a strange paradox of ecstasy and grief. I was born to see. — Joy Page

But it is the province of religion, of philosophy, of pure poetry only, to go beyond life, beyond time, into eternity. — Alfred de Vigny

We are the mirror, as well as the face in it. We are tasting the taste of eternity this minute. We are pain and what cures pain. We are the sweet cold water and the jar that pours. Soul of the world, no life, nor world remain, no beautiful women and men longing. Only this ancient love circling the holy black stone of nothing. Where the lover is the loved, the horizon and everything within it. — Rumi

Eternity was in our lips and eyes. — William Shakespeare

From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity. — Edvard Munch

I think hell’s a real place where real people spend a real eternity. — Jerry Falwell

A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there-even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity. — Robert Doisneau

We don’t have an eternity to realize our dreams, only the time we are here. — Susan L. Taylor

Time is a part of eternity, and of the same piece with it. — Moses Mendelssohn

There is no dualism in the world of light. The conventions of relativity say that time slows down as one approaches the speed of light, but if one tries to imagine the point of view of a thing made of light, one must realize that what is never mentioned is that if one moves at the speed of light there is no time whatsoever… One exists in eternity, one has become eternal… One is then apart from the moving image; one exists in the completion of eternity. — Terence McKenna

Life is hardly more than a fraction of a second. Such a little time to prepare oneself for eternity! — Paul Gauguin

There are two kinds of beauty; there is a beauty which God gives at birth, and which withers as a flower. And there is a beauty which God grants when by His grace men are born again. That kind of beauty never vanishes but blooms eternally. — Abraham Kuyper

Upon laying a weight in one of the scales, inscribed eternity, though I threw in that of time, prosperity, affliction, wealth, and poverty, which seemed very ponderous, they were not able to stir the opposite balance. — Joseph Addison

Heaven is eternal and Earth everlasting. They can be eternal and everlasting because they do not exist for themselves, And for this reason can exist forever. — Laozi

All that is not eternal is eternally out of date. — C. S. Lewis

It gives me a deep comforting sense that Things seen are temporal and things unseen are eternal. — Helen Keller

Eternity is the divine treasure-house, and hope is the window, by means of which mortals are permitted to see, as through a glass darkly, the things which God is preparing. — William Mountford

In time there is no present, In eternity no future, In eternity no past. — Alfred Lord Tennyson

Our journey had advanced; Our feet were almost come To that odd fork in Being’s road, Eternity by term. — Emily Dickinson

For those who love… time is eternity. — Henry Van Dyke

Some thoughts always find us young, and keep us so. Such a thought is the love of the universal and eternal beauty. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Everything that ever happened is still happening. Past, present and future keep happening in the eternity which is Here and Now. — James Broughton

Eternity is not the hereafter…this is it. If you don’t get it here you won’t get it anywhere. — Joseph Campbell

Eternity forbids thee to forget. — Lord Byron

You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this. — Henry David Thoreau

Time’s violence rends the soul, by the rent eternity enters. — Simone Weil

Be out of sync with your times for just one day, and you will see how much eternity you contain within you. — Rainer Maria Rilke

Thou know’st ’tis common; all that lives must die, Passing through nature to eternity. — William Shakespeare

Heat cannot be separated from fire, or beauty from The Eternal. — Dante Alighieri

My brethren, when God first began to love you, He gave you all that He ever meant to give you in the lump, and eternity of time is that in which He is retailing of it out. — Thomas Goodwin

Vain, weak-built isthmus, which dost proudly rise Up between two eternities! — Abraham Cowley

Act well at the moment, and you have performed a good action for all eternity. — Michael Korda

Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in. I drink at it; but while I drink I see the sandy bottom and detect how shallow it is. Its thin current slides away, but eternity remains. — Henry David Thoreau

Eternity isn’t some later time. Eternity isn’t a long time. Eternity has nothing to do with time. Eternity is that dimension of here and now which thinking and time cuts out. This is it. And if you don’t get it here, you won’t get it anywhere. And the experience of eternity right here and now is the function of life. — Joseph Campbell

I existed from all eternity and, behold, I am here; and I shall exist till the end of time, for my being has no end. — Khalil Gibran

Life, like a dome of many-coloured glass, Stains the white radiance of eternity. — Percy Bysshe Shelley

Immortality—dazzling idea! who first imagined thee! Was it some jolly burgher of Nuremburg, who with night-cap on his head, and white clay pipe in mouth, sat on some pleasant summer evening before his door, and reflected in all his comfort, that it would be right pleasant, if, with unextinguishable pipe, and endless breath, he could thus vegetate onwards for a blessed eternity? Or was it a lover, who in the arms of his loved one, thought the immortality-thought, and that because he could think and feel naught beside!—Love! Immortality! — Heinrich Heine

Just as every drop of the ocean carries the taste of the ocean, so does every moment carry the taste of eternity. — Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity. — Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal. — Arthur Schopenhauer

Each day is a step we make towards eternity and we shall continue thus to step from day to day until we take the last step, which will bring us into the presence of God. — Catherine McAuley

Nothing exists from eternity but God, and God is not the matter or a part of any creature, but only the maker. — William Ames

The future and eternity are two entirely different things. — Douglas Coupland

I cannot conceive of a God who rewards and punishes his creatures, or has a will of the kind that we experience in ourselves. Neither can I nor would I want to conceive of an individual that survives his physical death; let feeble souls, from fear or absurd egoism, cherish such thoughts. I am satisfied with the mystery of the eternity of life and with the awareness and a glimpse of the marvelous structure of the existing world, together with the devoted striving to comprehend a portion, be it ever so tiny, of the Reason that manifests itself in nature. — Albert Einstein

Find your eternity in each moment — Henry David Thoreau

Eternity gives nothing back of what one leaves out of the minutes. — Friedrich Schiller

Things of today? Deeds which are harvest for Eternity! — Ebenezer Elliott

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. — Henry Adams

Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand – and melting like a snowflake. — Francis Bacon

Eternity! thou pleasing dreadful thought! Through what variety of untried being, Through what new scenes and changes must we pass! — Joseph Addison

Yet some there be that by due steps aspire To lay their just hands on that golden key That opes the palace of Eternity. — John Milton

The woods are never solitary–they are full of whispering, beckoning, friendly life. But the sea is a mighty soul, forever moaning of some great, unshareable sorrow, which shuts it up into itself for all eternity. — Lucy Maud Montgomery

Eternity is in love with the productions of time. — William Blake

The Doctrine of the Trinity teaches that within the unity of the one Godhead there are three separate persons who are coequal in power, nature, and eternity. — Walter Martin

Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity. — Khalil Gibran

Architecture aims at Eternity — Christopher Wren

Beauty is a precious trace that eternity causes to appear to us and that it takes away from us. A manifestation of eternity, and a sign of death as well. — Eugene Ionesco

I have been blessed to see visions of eternity; and events in my future that have been important for me to foresee, have been revealed to me. — Clayton Christensen

If there were a mile high mountain of granite, and once every ten-thousand years a bird flew past and brushed it with a feather, by the time that mountain was worn away, a fraction of a second would have passed in the context of eternity — Lois Duncan

The One remains, the many change and pass; Heaven’s light forever shines, Earth’s shadows fly; Life, like a dome of many-coloured glass, Stains the white radiance of Eternity, Until Death tramples it to fragments. — Percy Bysshe Shelley

The mind exists in time, in fact the mind is time; it exists in the past and the future. And remember, time consists of only two tenses, the past and the future. The present is not part of time, the present is part of eternity. — Rajneesh

All great natures delight in stability; all great men find eternity affirmed in the very promise of their faculties. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Eternity has no gray hairs! The flowers fade, the heart withers, man grows old and dies, the world lies down in the sepulchre of ages, but time writes no wrinkles on the brow of Eternity. — Reginald Heber

In tragedy every moment is eternity; in comedy, eternity is a moment. — Christopher Fry

Time is strange. A moment can be as short as a breath, or as long as eternity. — Cornell Woolrich